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Computer won't wake up from standby

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by trevorallingham, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. trevorallingham

    trevorallingham Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2002
    When sitting idle, with Power Management Properties set;
    Power Schemes = Always On
    System Standby = Never
    Turn off monitor = 1 hour
    Turn off hard disk = Never
    going back to the computer after a long period of inactivity, the screen is black and key and mouse movement will not get it working. Only option is to switch off.
    Any ideas how to stop it going permanently to sleep?
  2. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    You could have a look at the Video Card Manufacturers website update page to see if there is an update that references standby problems and update accordingly. Note if your video is on the motherboard then you will have to review the motherboards website for updates.

    Most people when they encounter not awaking properly from Standby they disable the option in power management. So in your case it should require changing the monitor to always on then applying the change. Modern monitors on desktop computers use very little power and do not burn the screens as the older predecessors did.

  3. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    If you are using Win2000 try turning off the Hibernate feature. It's in power options, Hibernate tab...
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